Thursday, November 21, 2013

So much for 225 years of precedent

From The Washington Post:
The partisan battles that have paralyzed Washington in recent years took a historic turn Thursday, as Senate Democrats eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations, severely curtailing the political leverage of the Republican minority in the Senate and assuring an escalation of partisan warfare.
The rule change means that federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been required for more than two centuries.

The change does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. But the vote, mostly along party lines, reverses nearly 225 years of precedent and dramatically alters the landscape for both Democratic and Republican presidents, especially if their own political party holds a majority of, but fewer than 60, Senate seats.

This unsettling news ties in with the Obama Democratic Administration's goal of ensuring all of the courts of this country are run in the 'proper' fashion, (aka Socialist/Progressive), that I remarked upon in an earlier post.

It all boils down to one thing. The destruction and Socialization of our country.

So, IF the Republicans (hopefully Tea Party 'Republicans') take over Congress in '14, how loud do you think the Dems will howl over this law being 'unfair'?

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